OXFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The severed head of a cat has been found on a residential street in Oxford, the second such discovery in the neighborhood in the last seven months.
Animal control officer Sandy Merry told WTNH-TV that officials are examining the gruesome discovery and don’t believe the cat was attacked by another animal. She says it appears the head was deliberately cut off.
“A fox will kill the cat and eat it, but then they go off and leave,” she said.
The head was found on Rolling Hills Road on Saturday by a resident who also is a veterinary technician. Police and animal control officers photographed the scene before removing the head.
No arrests have been made, but First Selectman George Temple said authorities have promised there will be a thorough investigation.
“If it is to be believed that a clean-cut did come from an individual, then I think that individual is a sick individual,” he told WVIT-TV.
Information from: WTNH-TV
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